Friday, March 23, 2012

Emergent Media Center Partners with ViewBoost

Students at the Emergent Media Center, in a partnership with ViewBoost, are helping former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture to create a rural tourism app for the iPad.

"The app is a real-time, geo-specific digital concierge system to enhance the rural travel experience for tourists in Vermont and beyond. The ViewBoost app for mobile devices will connect people, places, events, and businesses, enabling travelers to see their route, destination, and recommended points of interest along the way, all of which can be filtered depending on personal interests." 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My View: A Game-Changing Major

Ann DeMarle, director here at the Emergent Media Center and associate professor of Communications and Creative Media at Champlain College, authored a blog post for CNN's Schools of Thought blog. 

"In strong degree programs, students learn much more than simply how to create games. They become modern-day storytellers, reflectively applying game design skills to a host of challenges facing our world. Technology, arts, interactivity, and social understanding are in their toolboxes. Immersed in 21st-century problems, they develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Working in teams, they come to understand how disciplines can work together to produce innovation and value."